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This was, by all accounts, the most serious breach in the history of computing. Therefore the fix should be the single greatest update ever done in the history of computing.   I wonder if as much attention will be paid to the fix as to the doomsayers claiming this was such huge security flaw?   What I really like is how many talk about how this was such a big deal, yet nobody can produce a list of all the victims. Where are they? Where are the countless people who have...
One thing to clarify. Google is addressing updates and fragmentation by moving API's and new features into Google Play Services. Many people assume (incorrectly) that their Android device will always be up-to-date. This is not true. While your "features" will get updates, you still have the issue of the core Android OS itself. This is where security comes into play. In order to perform many security updates you need to update the kernel. So you'll still have...
Cut the crap. You knew exactly what was meant by their post, just like any reasonable person would. You're just up to your usual trolling.
 Acer wouldn't spend millions of dollars tooling up and producing a phone if they didn't think they could sell it. I have a feeling that at the time this happened the language in their agreement was pretty vague about this type of situation and Acer felt they were abiding by the rules. Google contacted them and "reinforced" what the rules really mean, and Acer had to comply. I don't think you can blame Acer - unless you actually believe that a company that large would be...
 I said they "will" have complete control. And Amazon forked a version of Android BEFORE Google's push to take the API's out of Android itself and put them into Google Play Services. When Google made updates to the various versions of Android (GB to ICS to JB....) they also made the source code available to the AOSP. This meant that AOSP was being updated to the newest versions with all the latest features. Now Google is placing new features and API's into Google Play...
 I never stated they threatened legal action. Stop putting words in my mouth (yet again, so typical of you). I said Google shut them down pronto, which is correct since Acer was all set to announce the phone and they literally canned it at the last minute AFTER Google "reminded" them of the implications of releasing an Aliyun phone (being removed from the OHA). There's no way you can spin this to make Google look good. Google rules Android with an iron fist. Manufacturers...
Wow. Apple is been adding people with some serious credentials in medical monitoring to their team. Obviously Apple is working on something, but like the Authentec purchase we won't see how they integrate the technology until they decide to announce a product that uses it.
Android is open. Just ask Acer when they tried to make a device to run Aliyun (a forked version of Android). Google shut them down pronto.   Android is not free for anyone to use how they wish. You want Google services, you have to abide by Google's very strict rules (essentially making Android closed-source). You want to do what you wish with Android? Then you get the stripped out version that actually is open source (the version that's getting removed of more and more...
Google must hate when Apple always announces things like App Store downloads or revenue paid out to developers.   Only thing Google ever yaps about is how many Android activations there are. Which makes Google Play even more pathetic since it has a higher installed base of users than iOS yet generates a fraction of the revenue. Must suck to have so many users and not being able to monetize them, right Google?
Seems like a win for Apple to me as well. Before reading the decision I would have suggested a different tactic for Apple. Whenever Bromwich truesto talk to someone not related or tries to bring up something outside his scope, have the employee state firmly they refuse to answer questions. Let Bromwich complain to the court that Apple isn't co-operating and explain his justification for wanting to speak to them. But I see that isn't necessary as he's been restricted in...
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